David K. Joyce Minerals

Recent Activities -A vist to the Milan Museum of Natural History, Page Two

I'm very happy that I was able to stop over in Milano to visit this great museum. Here are some more images of great specimens in the collection.

 

Recent Activities -A vist to the Milan Museum of Natural History, Page Two

A wonderful specimen of elongate, colourless celestine crsytals associated with sulphur from the miniera di Floristella, Enna, Sicily. About 15cm tall.

Recent Activities -A vist to the Milan Museum of Natural History, Page Two

Now THIS is a cool, different dravite, compared to the black and brown crystals that we are used to seeing for this mineral. This specimen from Campolongo, Canton Ticino, Switzerland, shows off a 15mm green dravite crystal.

Recent Activities -A vist to the Milan Museum of Natural History, Page Two

An unusually good enargite crystals on matrix from Casapalca, Peru. The specimen is about 15.0cm across

Recent Activities -A vist to the Milan Museum of Natural History, Page Two

One of the more spectacular specimen in the entire gallery. This elbaite tourmaline specimen, named the "Rose of Asia" stands about 35cm tall and is nothing short of amazing! From Paprok, Nuristan, Afganistan.

Recent Activities -A vist to the Milan Museum of Natural History, Page Two

This is a 15.0cm tall very dramatic dlurite crystal cluster from the famous Nikolaevskiy Mine, Primorskiy Kray, Russia. Gorgeous!

Recent Activities -A vist to the Milan Museum of Natural History, Page Two

Classic! A very nice galena on Siderite specimen from Neudorf, Harz, Germany. About 11.0cm across.

Recent Activities -A vist to the Milan Museum of Natural History, Page Two

A gorgeous gold from Filone della Speranza, Brusson, Val d'Ayas - d'Aosta. I didn't note the height of this specimen but I think it is around 10.0cm

Recent Activities -A vist to the Milan Museum of Natural History, Page Two

A colourful, superb specimen of hemimorphite from miniera Sa Duchessa, Domusnovas, Sardinia. About 12.0cm tall.